Real-time Tracking of Prescription Drugs OK’d in New York

A deal is imminent on a plan requiring physicians and pharmacists to check a “real-time” database before prescribing certain drugs, such as addictive pain killers. 

Besides requiring physicians and pharmacists to participate in the real-time tracking program—designed to cut down on doctor-shopping by people trying to load up on narcotics—the impending deal also would make New York the first state in the nation to mandate that doctors move to an all-electronic drug prescription system.

http://www.buffalonews.com/city/special-reports/rx-for-danger/article888506.ece

Source:  Buffalo News.com – June 6, 2012

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